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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Aug 14 2018

Grain fungus spurs rejection of some North Dakota wheat: merchants

CHICAGO Elevated levels of the grain fungus ergot are showing up in spring wheat being harvested in south-central North Dakota, prompting grain elevators to impose discounts and even turn some truckloads away, grain merchants said on Tuesday.

Jul 26 2018

Crop tour sees below-average U.S. spring wheat yield prospects

FARGO, N.D. Scouts on an annual crop tour of North Dakota, the top U.S. spring wheat producer, found below-average yield potential in this year's crop, in contrast to a government forecast for a record-tying yield.

Jul 26 2018

Trump says China is 'vicious,' using U.S. farmers as trade pawns

WASHINGTON/BISMARCK, North Dakota U.S. President Donald Trump accused China on Wednesday of targeting American farmers in a "vicious" way and using them as leverage to get concessions on trade a day after the administration announced a $12-billion farm aid package.

Jul 26 2018

U.S. tour again finds below-average North Dakota wheat prospects

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. Spring wheat yield prospects in northern North Dakota are better than a year ago but lag the five-year average, scouts on the second day of an annual U.S. crop tour said on Wednesday.

Jul 25 2018

North Dakota spring wheat prospects below average: tour

BISMARCK, North Dakota Yield prospects for hard red spring wheat in the southern half of North Dakota are better than a year ago, when the state was hit by drought, but below average, scouts on an annual crop tour said Tuesday.

Jul 02 2018

Most CME ag block trades occur in nearby contracts: U.S. CFTC

CHICAGO During the first three months in which the CME Group allowed privately negotiated "block trades" in agricultural futures and options, 75 percent of those trades occurred in highly liquid nearby contracts, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said in a report on Monday.

Jul 02 2018

Most CME ag block trades occur in nearby contracts -U.S. CFTC

CHICAGO, July 2 During the first three months in which the CME Group allowed privately negotiated "block trades" in agricultural futures and options, 75 percent of those trades occurred in highly liquid nearby contracts, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said in a report on Monday.

Jun 29 2018

Recent rains to mitigate crop stress from U.S. Corn Belt heat wave

CHICAGO Hotter-than-normal temperatures will persist in the U.S. Midwest through the first week of July but any stress to developing corn and soybean crops should be mitigated by plentiful soil moisture from recent showers, agricultural meteorologists said Friday.

Jun 22 2018

Showers soak much of U.S. Corn Belt; more storms next week

CHICAGO Rains soaked portions of the U.S. Corn Belt this week, swamping fields in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa, and more storms are expected early next week ahead of a warm-up, meteorologists said Friday.

Jun 12 2018

Sheltered Canadian dairy sector skimming global exports, U.S. complains

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/CHICAGO Canada's sheltered dairy sector has drawn the ire of U.S. President Donald Trump for its high tariffs, but U.S. farmers say it is just as galling that exports have spiked from a country largely closed to importing dairy from other nations.

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